Madeleine Cookies

Updated: Jul 13


prep time: 80 minutes

cooking time: 8 minutes

makes 16 cookies


-3 eggs

-2/3 cup sugar

-1 1/2 tsp orange zest

-1 cup flour

-1 tsp baking powder

-1/4 tsp salt

-6 tbsp melted butter

-1 tbsp powdered sugar


  1. Beat eggs with sugar until pale yellow. Add zest.

  2. Whisk together dry ingredients and add to the egg mixture gently, until well combined. Then add melted butter.

  3. Refrigerate the batter at least 1 hour, or overnight. This is really critical for getting the "hump" of a madeleine.

  4. Preheat oven to 350F.

  5. Lightly coat a non-stick, madeleine pan with baking spray. Spoon 1 tbsp (15ml) of batter into the center of the well and don't touch it. It will spread out by itself and keep a more uniform shape that way.

  6. Bake 7-8 minutes, until slightly golden around the edges and centers look set and a slight hump has appeared. Allow to cool slightly and remove from the tin and allow to cool.

  7. Once cooled completely, dust with powdered sugar. Serve and enjoy!

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